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PreCentral: Pair the HP Wireless keyboard to a TouchPad

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#1 NewsDummy


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Posted March 28, 2012 - 12:34 PM

This tip is only for those using a TouchPad and the official HP TouchPad Wireless Keyboard

Pair HP wireless keyboardWhile you can use just about any Bluetooth keyboard with your TouchPad, there are a lot of benefits of using the official HP TouchPad Wireless Keyboard that was released alongside the tablet. In addition to some unique webOS keys on the device that will improve your webOS experience, the process of actually pairing the device is incredibly easy and will take only a matter of seconds to complete.

To pair your keyboard with your TouchPad:

  1. Ensure that your Bluetooth keyboard is turned off before you start (with the keyboard laying face down, the power button on the back should be pushed to the left)
    •  This is important since the keyboard will only try to pair to a device for 1 minute after it's turned on
  2. Swipe down from the top-right corner of the TouchPad's screen to bring up the Device menu and choose Bluetooth, then Bluetooth Preferences
  3. If Bluetooth is not already turned on, toggle the ON/OFF switch to turn it on
  4. Press the "+ Add Device" and then select "Keyboard" from the "TYPE" dropdown list
  5. Turn your Bluetooth keyboard on (with the keyboard laying face down, the power button on the back should be pushed to the right)
  6. The TouchPad should search for the device and find it within a few seconds
  7. Tap "HP TouchPad Wireless Keyboard" under the FOUND DEVICES section and you are done

Congrats, your keyboard has now been paired to the TouchPad for you to use. Note that after a short period of inactivity, the keyboard will power down and disconnect from the TouchPad. However, you just need to tap any key on the keyboard and it should automatically reconnect, as long as the TouchPad's Bluetooth is turned on

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